nuclear option us supreme court senate
I have complex, no-win feelings about the Democrats seeking to prevent a vote o.k. Gorsuch's nomination. I was appalled by the Republicans' attempt, successful as it turned out, to steal a Supreme Court seat. In fact, the last six years of raw obstructionism pissed me off - the job isn't fighting the President. It's to pass laws for your constituents, and the failure of the GOP's recent ACA repeal should show the obvious difference between obstructionism and governing.
I oppose government by raw obstructionism. However, when you're dealing with a party that stole Merrick Garland's seat (side note: if Trump wanted to bring Americans together, nominating Garland himself would've shown some seriousness) and spent more time on empty repeal efforts that actual governance, that resorted to showboating and actual sabotage - remember shutting down the government, costing thousands of Americans their jobs during the shut down? remember getting the county's debt rating downgraded over the insipid debt ceiling? -, how can you respond to such irresponsibility and callousness by playing nice. It's like bringing a white glove to a gun fight.